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John Locke

John Locke FRS was an English philosopher and physician, widely regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers and commonly known as the "Father of Liberalism". Considered one of the first of the British empiricists, following the tradition of Sir Francis Bacon, Locke is equally important to social contract theory. His work greatly affected the development of epistemology and political philosophy. His writings influenced Voltaire and Jean-Jacques... Read More

Born29 August 1632
Wrington, Somerset, England
Died28 October 1704 (aged 72)
High Laver, Essex, England
NationalityEnglish
Era17th-century philosophy
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